September 17th & 19th

Be a part of Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity! Retell the story of Mary, Joseph, and the Nativity through dynamic Gospel music, dance, and celebration. This high energy production, written by acclaimed poet Langston Hughes, is a unique theatrical experience shared through narration, dance, and spirituals. 

GREAT is seeking a cast of performers ranging in age from 10 and up! Join the celebration.


  • Audition Preparation Meeting: Monday, Sept. 12 from 7:30-8:30PM
    Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre – 710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN 56387
  • Auditions: SIGN UP for a thirty-minute slot or walk-in! 
    • Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10-3PM | Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
      710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN 56387
    • Monday, Sept. 19 from 6-9PM | Higher Ground Church of God in Christ
      402 8th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301
  • Call-backs: September 21 
  • Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm and a few Saturday rehearsals. Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.
  • Tech rehearsals:
    Saturday, December 3: 9 AM-5 PM
    Monday, Dec.5: 5-10pm
    Tuesday, Dec. 6: 5-10pm
    Wednesday, Dec. 7: 5-10pm
    Thursday, Dec. 8: 5-10pm
  • Performances:
    Friday, December 9th 7:30 PM
    Saturday, December 10th 2:00 PM
    Sunday, December 11th 4:00 PM
    Friday, December 16th 7:30 PM
    Saturday, December 17th 2:00 PM
    Sunday, December 18th 4:00 PM


Please come as you are! Be prepared to play. Auditions for Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity will consist of singing, dancing, and reading/storytelling. 

  • Sing: “Joy to the World.” The team wants to hear you sing! If you know “Joy to the World” be ready to sing it. Or, choose another song that you like to sing. 
  • Dance: You’ll learn a dance at the audition. Wear clothing that allows you to move and come prepared to learn some new steps. (No prep required!)
  • Reading/Storytelling: You will be asked to tell a story – any story of your choice – or read a section from the play. (No prep required!)

Director: Danielle Daniel
Choreographer: Desiree Clark
Scenic Designer: Ross Harris
Music Director: Marion Robinson
Lighting Designer: Jeff Brown
Props Master: Bonnie Bologna
Artistic Director: Allyson Richert